THE ONLY HANDS-ON, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO VBSCRIPT, THE WINDOWS COMMAND LINE, AND WINDOWS POWERSHELL
Windows 7 and Vista embrace state-of-the-paintings tools for streamlining or automating almost any system administration course of. Within the occasion you’re an affect user, administrator, or developer, these tools may aid you eliminate repetitive work and deal with your strategies far more reliably and efficiently.
Renowned Windows skilled Brian Knittel brings collectively the smart info you need to use all these tools, along with VBScript and Windows Scripting Host (WSH), typical batch info, the superior PowerShell command console, and additional. Using a great deal of examples, Knittel explains how each device works, and how to treatment precise-world points with them.
You’ll grasp strategies ranging from accessing info to manipulating the Registry, sending automated emails to configuring new users. Knittel moreover provides concise, helpful references to Windows 7/Vista’s command line, GUI scripting, and object-based administration tools.
The one single-provide info to all primary methods of Windows scripting and automation, this book will allow you to get far more carried out–in far a lot much less time!
Understand Windows Scripting Host (WSH) and the trendy Windows scripting environment
Script objects with VBScript, JScript, ActivePerl, and ActivePython
Study and write info, along with XML and HTML info
Manipulate packages and shortcuts
Deal with network, printer, and fax connections
Profit from PowerShell beneath Windows 7 and Vista
Monitor and administer Windows methods with Windows Administration Interface (WMI)
Use ADSI to control Vigorous Itemizing and Microsoft Commerce, and deal with users additional successfully
Stay away from errors which will compromise script security
Use Windows’ debugging tools to examine and troubleshoot scripts
Develop batch info that take full advantage of the command line
Ship faxes and e-mail messages from scripts with Windows Fax and Collaboration Information Objects (CDO)
Deploy your scripts all via your group
Brian Knittel has been a software developer for higher than 30 years. He has coauthored 5
titles in Que’s Specific Model Using assortment, masking Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, and 2000.
He is moreover author of Windows XP Beneath the Hood, and coauthor of Upgrading and Repairing Windows (with Scott Mueller).